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Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne, Norfolk

Rees, Gareth (2013) Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne, Norfolk. Project Report. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd, Bar Hill. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Oxford Archaeology East was commissioned to carry out a desk based assessment and level 1 rapid identification survey of an area of proposed expansion of the Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Weybourne, Norfolk (TG 1171 4140). The proposed development (Area B in the Design and Access Statement) involves the construction of hardstandings, access roads, parking bays and services for lodges and static caravans. The proposed development area lays to the east of Hundred Acre Wood which, according to cartographic evidence has been woodland for at least 150 years. There is a high density of archaeological features known in the vicinity of the site from aerial photographs and recorded by the historic environment service. These included a large number of military training and defensive installations dating to the First and Second World Wars. Pits, thought to date to the Late Saxon or medieval period, and a Bronze Age burial mound have been located within 200m of the site. There is also a significant density of worked flint, dating to the Mesolithic and Neolithic,within 500m of the site. A walk-over survey was conducted at the site on the 10th October 2013. A zone in the northern and eastern part of the site was in use as plots for static homes. An extant disused building stands to the south of the plot whilst the ground to the north of this had been prepared for another building of similar dimensions which was not constructed. This area consisted of open foundation trenches and up-cast from these works. A wall, probably dating to the post-medieval period or later was the only archaeological feature identified within the proposed development area. Other archaeological features were identified beyond the boundary of the proposed development area. These included a stone wall a possible post-medieval date, associated with the extant public footpath, as well as trenches and a spigot mortar base dating from the 1940s.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:desk-based assessment, norfolk, weybourne, DBA
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Norfolk
ID Code:2676
Deposited By: Chris Faine
Deposited On:23 Nov 2015 14:34
Last Modified:23 Nov 2015 14:34

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